Bench Scale 101: What You Need To Know

Bench Scale 101: What You Need To Know The Scale People

Industries such as produce packaging, meat processing, and chemical engineering have excellent success with stainless steel.

What is a bench scale? Bench scales are known as table-top scales and check weighers, are typically manufactured with a large variety of options and sizes. Deciding on the best scale for your particular operations can be essential for getting accurate results. Some bench scales are designed for one application, such as check weighing or counting. In contrast, others have a multi-function, which allows you to use a single scale for several different applications.

Bench Scale Environment 

Bench scales can be stainless steel or plastic, depending on the type you’re searching for. However, when selecting a bench scale, it’s essential to consider the environment it’ll be in and the items you’ll be weighing. This is because stainless steel is typically made from wash-down, dusty, high-use applications. Industries such as produce packaging, meat processing, and chemical engineering have excellent success with stainless steel. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure to take into account the environment of the indicator(scale head) that you’ll like — all indicators are made from all kinds of materials. However, only a select few indicators are considered wash-down safe; ideally, you’ll want to consult with a scale company before choosing the indicators you ultimately wish to.

Effective and Safe

Scale manufacturers have started producing a large number of intrinsically safe bench scales. What does that mean? Well, it means bench scales are safe to use around explosive or combustible materials.

Variety of Options

Bench scales are known for performing several functions, from check weighing to pricing. The pricing bench scales allow preset prices to be entered for a product code and give the results quickly and accurately. Additionally, bench scales may be available as a conveyor bench scale, roller-top bench scale, etc. The options are endless when selecting the type of bench scale you’re looking for and what you’ll use it for. 


Since 1956, The Scale People have earned a reputation as the finest service provider for calibration and repairs of weighing equipment in the mid-Atlantic area. Our sales team can help work with you to find the best weighing equipment for your application. We currently have offices in Columbia, MD, and Newport News, VA, but we offer our services nationwide. Over the years, we have built up a long list of satisfied clients from a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and government manufacturing. We are a fully ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited calibration service company that offers on and off-site calibration and service of all types of weighing equipment. All of our services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re only a phone call away at +1 (800) 451-9593. To learn more about what we do, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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